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As above. Although the buy button is not active as yet but just a heads up to those who maybe interested!!

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With long-lasting battery power, you'll get a whole day of mobile media enjoyment out of a single charge with the elegant Advent Vega Internet Tablet.

This portable media tablet measures a mere 14mm in thickness and weighs no more than 750 grams.

Energy efficient with its NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and LED backlighting, you'll benefit from many hours of battery life with the Advent Vega Internet Tablet: 6.5 hours for demanding 1080p HD video playback or up to 16 hours for audio playback only (LCD off).

As well as its wonderfully vivid 10.1" capacitive touchscreen display, the Advent Vega Internet Tablet is furnished with a built-in webcam and microphone. You'll be able to effortlessly keep in touch with friends and family, regardless of where they are in the world!

The Advent Vega Internet Tablet boasts integrated 802.11b/g WLAN technology, Bluetooth support, a USB port, and an an HDMI port that lets you connect the Advent Vega Internet Tablet to a High Definition TV - outputting video up to a detail-packed 1080p Full HD resolution!

The 512MB internal flash memory of the Vega is expandable by a microSD card slot, and to that end you'll find a 4GB card conveniently supplied.

Work, play, stay in touch and stay online with the versatile and reasonably priced Advent Vega Internet Tablet!
General Information Processor NVIDIA T20 Tegra 2
Operating System Android 2.2
Graphics card T20 Graphics Card Model
Screen type LCD
Screen resolution - WSVGA
- 1024 x 600 pixels
Screen size 10.1"
Screen features LED backlighting
Hard drive 512MB NAND Flash Drive (4GB microSD card supplied for expansion)
Memory card reader microSD card slot
USB 1 x USB port
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g WLAN
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Video interface HDMI output
TV output HDMI
Sound Realtek audio codec
Webcam Yes
Battery Li-Polymer 2-cell battery

Battery life:
- Play Audio (LCD off): 16 hr
- Play 1080p Video: 6.5 hr
- Stand by: 4 days
Additional features Microphone
Accessories included 4GB microSD card
Size 275 x 178 x 13.6 mm (W x D x H)
Weight Approx. 700-750 g
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#1
really interested in one of these! HOT!
#2
Think its been pulled because of customer returns "/

same thing has happened with the one at Dixons

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1897926/dixons-pulls-toshiba-folio-100

Does look like a decent tablet tho

Edit ... just noticed they are different tablets that have been pulled from Dixons ....... the one at currys is showing same status too

Edited By: debs626 on Nov 16, 2010 13:26: to edit info
#3
A lot of good things being said about this
#4
I would be tempted but no Android Market is a big turn off.
#5
gavjbrown
I would be tempted but no Android Market is a big turn off.


I appreciate your opinion. Why would you say this??
1 Like #6
why get this when u can get a better netbook for less ??
#7
Hmmmmmm Me too, but not many reviews about, plus had a very bad experience with an Advent a couple of years ago.
#8
Tenacioust123
Hmmmmmm Me too, but not many reviews about, plus had a very bad experience with an Advent a couple of years ago.


There won't be many reviews as its not yet been released.
#9
debs626
Think its been pulled because of customer returns "/

same thing has happened with the one at Dixons

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1897926/dixons-pulls-toshiba-folio-100


Does look like a decent tablet tho


No the toshiba was pulled. These were due to be released on the 1st but stock didn't arrive when expected.
#10
I'm keen on this now I have re-read the specs ........... anyone know what support is like from Advent ? are future upgrades gonna be available
#11
Lovely cant wait! Any discount codes floating about yet?
#12
davenhaze
gavjbrown
I would be tempted but no Android Market is a big turn off.


I appreciate your opinion. Why would you say this??


The Advent Vega has the Archos AppsLib which has 5,000 apps available. Advent Vega does not have the Android Marketplace available.

If what I have read is wrong then I apologise.
#13
KiNG
why get this when u can get a better netbook for less ??

If you have to ask then you just don't get it...

Why buy a netbook when a laptop will do.... oO
#15
Advent Vega does not have the Android Marketplace available.

If what I have read is wrong then I apologise.[/quote]

I was aware of this. But isn't the Android marketplace to follow soon???
#16
NVIDIA Tegra 2 = dual core processor ! ! !
#17
Defo gonna get this when its available...

Though no marketplace at the moment there is talk it will be available with the Android Gingerbread upgrade, cant remember where I read this info but will look through history and post the site when found...

(Bobdylan has put the link in post 19)

Edited By: atc28uk on Nov 16, 2010 13:44
#18
KiNG
why get this when u can get a better netbook for less ??


Because you want a touch screen tablet and not a netbook maybe?

Was very tempted, have actually been waiting for this to be released, but the lack of market place has put me off. I don't want to buy an ipad but am struggling to find an android tablet with a decent screen, battery life and market place access.


Edited By: Wotan on Nov 16, 2010 13:46: typo
1 Like #19
Apparently the Market place will be available with Gingerbread in Jan

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/17/advent-vega-tablet-wont-come-with-android-market-might-get-it/
#20
Nice look at the product here
#21
Just saw the archos 101 is up as well....
Decisions decisions...
Looking at specs which one is better?: -

Advent VegaGeneral Information
Processor NVIDIA T20 Tegra 2
Operating System Android 2.2
Graphics card T20 Graphics Card Model
Screen type LCD
Screen resolution - WSVGA
- 1024 x 600 pixels
Screen size 10.1"
Screen features LED backlighting
Hard drive 512MB NAND Flash Drive (4GB microSD card supplied for expansion)
Memory card reader microSD card slot
USB 1 x USB port
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g WLAN
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Video interface HDMI output
TV output HDMI
Sound Realtek audio codec
Webcam Yes
Battery Li-Polymer 2-cell battery

Battery life:
- Play Audio (LCD off): 16 hr
- Play 1080p Video: 6.5 hr
- Stand by: 4 days
Additional features Microphone
Accessories included 4GB microSD card
Size 275 x 178 x 13.6 mm (W x D x H)
Weight Approx. 700-750 g

Archos 101General Information
Processor ARM Cortex A8 at 1 GHz with DSP
Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo
Graphics card Graphic accelerator: 3D OpenGL ES 2.0
Screen type LCD
Screen resolution - WXVGA
- 1024x600 pixels
Screen size 10.1"
Screen features High resolution touch screen
Hard drive 8 GB flash memory
Optical disk drive No
Memory card reader Micro SD (SDHC compatible)
USB USB slave 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
Full size USB host: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
FireWire No
Modem/Ethernet No
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Video interface 1 x HDMI
TV output 1 x HDMI (Digital audio/video output)
Extension card slot No
Sound Built-in speaker
Webcam Yes
Battery Lithium Polymer battery
Music playback time: up to 36 hours
Video playback time: up to 7 hours
Web surfing: up to 10 hours
Additional features Front VGA camera
Accessories included Standard USB cable, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice, power charger.
Software included Aldiko, Ebuddy, Wikipedia, Avecomics, HubKap, Deezer, Mewbox, Raging Thunderlite (a 3D car demo game), WordNewspaper, Touiteur, Fring
Size 270 x 150 x 12 mm
Weight 480 grams
#22
davenhaze
Advent Vega does not have the Android Marketplace available.

If what I have read is wrong then I apologise.


I was aware of this. But isn't the Android marketplace to follow soon???[/quote]

Maybe but not definitely. I personally would rather wait and see how these hold out.
#23
SkilledNutter
Nice look at the product here


Yep the more i look into this the more it is of interest.
#24
Android marketplace won't be on until the google do the full tablet version of their OS because I believe some of the apps require 'callback' to function. Update is coming soon enough and you can get around some of those issues.

The toshiba folio is the one that had all the returns because it turned out to be a bit poo. Won't know how good (or bad) this is until someone gets their hands on it as Advent often rebadge third party stuff.
#25
this is the most mysterious tablet to come out of Dixons. No press have had a decent preview version to write a review. After the failure of the Folio I am now more wary by this device but the specs and price make it very, very appealing.

roll on saturday when they're on the shelves to get a play with one.

Oh and marketplace is not a problem. Many developers have their own sites so you can purchase and sideload the apps or failing that just app share from your android phone.
#26
The Archos 101 comes with much more internal storage (512mb on the Vega, what's that all about!) and I read that the Archos can be hacked to allow full access to the Marketplace so don't need to wait for any update..

http://archosfans.com/2010/10/08/google-marketplace-works-on-archos-28324370101-internet-tablets/
#27
Ungreat
Android marketplace won't be on until the google do the full tablet version of their OS because I believe some of the apps require 'callback' to function. Update is coming soon enough and you can get around some of those issues.The toshiba folio is the one that had all the returns because it turned out to be a bit poo. Won't know how good (or bad) this is until someone gets their hands on it as Advent often rebadge third party stuff.

http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2010/11/01/ipad-vs-toshiba-folio-100-vs-advent-vega/
#28
bobdylan
The Archos 101 comes with much more internal storage (512mb on the Vega, what's that all about!) and I read that the Archos can be hacked to allow full access to the Marketplace so don't need to wait for any update..


http://archosfans.com/2010/10/08/google-marketplace-works-on-archos-28324370101-internet-tablets/


please ignore, like an idiot I hadn't clicked the link before asking.



Edited By: Wotan on Nov 16, 2010 13:59
#29
No mention of accelerometer and the videos I'm seeing dont seem to rotate the screen depending on how you hold it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Lfly9w0oA

I know its budget level, but can anyone confirm it doesnt have one?
#30
These better tablets make the samsung galaxy look very expensive. £250.00 is not a bad price for what you get compared to the crap they are selling on dealextreme. Again i think they need to run the ver 3.0 google O/S before I start to look at one
#31
The Archos 101 is looking awesome too.

A quote by some guy called Charbax made me lol

"30% lighter and 12% larger screen surface area, front-facing webcam, HDMI output and MKV/DivX high profile 720p support, all audio/video codecs, USB host port for keyboard/mouse/hard drive. All those features iPad doesn't have and at least as powerful CPU as iPad and same Capacitive multi-touch but for $200 cheaper than the iPad. Google Marketplace CAN be installed easily without hack/rooting the device, just installing the googlemarketplace.apk file. And that doesn't impress you enough?"
#32
mickgoodie
These better tablets make the samsung galaxy look very expensive. £250.00 is not a bad price for what you get compared to the crap they are selling on dealextreme. Again i think they need to run the ver 3.0 google O/S before I start to look at one


Thats why i thought id hold off from buying the Samsung. i thought id have a look at this first.
#33
Rats :(

Now I have a choice to make between the Advent and the Archos

decisions, decisions
#34
Sin_of_nature
No mention of accelerometer and the videos I'm seeing dont seem to rotate the screen depending on how you hold it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Lfly9w0oA


I know its budget level, but can anyone confirm it doesnt have one?


I believe it does have one. I read somewhere that the option for auto-rotating the screen had been turned off on the tablet in this video.

not sure it's an ipad like accelerometer though but until review units get into the wild we'll not know for sure.
#35
bobdylan
The Archos 101 comes with much more internal storage (512mb on the Vega, what's that all about!) and I read that the Archos can be hacked to allow full access to the Marketplace so don't need to wait for any update..


http://archosfans.com/2010/10/08/google-marketplace-works-on-archos-28324370101-internet-tablets/

I can confirm this, got my Archos 101 yesterday and thats the 1st thing I did. Full marketplace working. Great device too, although I was tempted to wait for the Vega at one point.
#36
What do people think about the fact that the vega will have half the ram of the archos 101... will it make a real difference?
#37
arfawn
What do people think about the fact that the vega will have half the ram of the archos 101... will it make a real difference?


I don't think it'll make that much difference. The fact that the Vega has a Tegra 2 and the archos only has a ARM Cortex A8 at 1GHz processor means that the Vega will be able to do a lot more. The Vega can also handle 1080p comfortably whereas the Archos is 'only' 720p :)

I popped into my local currys/pcworld and they said it's due out tomorrow. I'm going to be first inline!! (though going to phone through beforehand to potentially save me a walk!!)

The Android marketplace doesn't come on the Vega, but it will most likely be able to be sideloaded easily enough. Most marketplace lacking devices have apks or scripts lying around (have a quick search on xda developers). Failing that, if you have a rooted android device, then you can 'backup' your apps in apks. These can then be sideloaded. Not sure on the legalities of this (it'll definitely be illegal if it's a paid app), and not all apps can be backed up. But most free ones will have the apks on the developers website too.

I'm personally sold on the Vega as I really want Tegra 2 performance :D the reviews that I have seen (and videos) all look pretty solid. (I've been researching this a lot). It's just a shame the Notion Ink Adam isn't near ready yet! :( lol.
#38
I don't think it'll make that much difference. The fact that the Vega has a Tegra 2 and the archos only has a ARM Cortex A8 at 1GHz processor means that the Vega will be able to do a lot more. The Vega can also handle 1080p comfortably whereas the Archos is 'only' 720p

I popped into my local currys/pcworld and they said it's due out tomorrow. I'm going to be first inline!! (though going to phone through beforehand to potentially save me a walk!!)

The Android marketplace doesn't come on the Vega, but it will most likely be able to be sideloaded easily enough. Most marketplace lacking devices have apks or scripts lying around (have a quick search on xda developers). Failing that, if you have a rooted android device, then you can 'backup' your apps in apks. These can then be sideloaded. Not sure on the legalities of this (it'll definitely be illegal if it's a paid app), and not all apps can be backed up. But most free ones will have the apks on the developers website too.

I'm personally sold on the Vega as I really want Tegra 2 performance the reviews that I have seen (and videos) all look pretty solid. (I've been researching this a lot). It's just a shame the Notion Ink Adam isn't near ready yet! lol.

Thanks... I think I will go with your advice... unless others think differently??
#39
If I was 100% sure the marketplace would be available on the vega I'd head to PC world at the weekend and pick one up. Am tempted by the archos because the market place hack is already available.
banned#40
Wonder how many people will be unwrapping one of these on Christmas morning compared to those crap tablets from DealExtreme/Next/etc. They've missed out not hyping the release of this as it looks like the first tablet that might actually be worth getting.

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